Monthly Archives: March 2016

ON SODIQ ALABI’S TEXTURE OF AIR

THE TEXTURE OF AIR, a slim volume of 45 poems, is Sodiq Alabi’s debut collection. Apart from that the poetry in this book starts from the cover where the eye is greeted by a whirlwind of brilliant colours, I also … Continue reading

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DEATH IN VARYING FORMS: A REVIEW OF OLUBUNMI FAMILONI’S SMITHEREENS OF DEATH

To the boy in Flies to Wanton Boys, identity is defined by nationality (an ascribed status) rather than by profession (an achieved status). And it is rightly so. After all, in a war, it matters very little if one is a merchant or a photographer. What seems to matter more is whether one is a soldier or a civilian, a hostile or a friendly, a casualty or a survivor. Continue reading

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